International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) (7th : 2015)

Developing global preparedness efficacy Hariharan, Bhavna; Ayyagari, Sneha


Increasing globalization and technological innovations have redefined the role of engineers in working towards sustainable development. The question of how to measure and evaluate preparedness of engineering students to meet these requirements remains an open question. This paper develops a performance indicator called Global Preparedness Efficacy (GPE) to measure the effectiveness of curricula that bring student engineers together with underserved communities in satisfying ABET criteria 3h, which is “the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context”. This indicator measures ability to navigate the complexity and novelty of the problem space and enabling the creation solutions to the problem at hand consistent with the global socio-economic, political and cultural realities.

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